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Interventional Endoscopy

Interventional endoscopy is done to screen, diagnose, manage and treat oesophagal, gallbladder, gastric, pancreatic and colorectal diseases

Overview

Overview

Interventional endoscopy, also known as therapeutic endoscopy or interventional gastroenterology, is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of a special medical device called an endoscope. It’s a thin and flexible tube equipped with a camera and light on the tip of it.

During interventional endoscopy, the doctor inserts the endoscope either in the mouth or rectum and passes through the oesophagus or intestines to check for problems. The doctor can also use it to evaluate and diagnose the surrounding organs such as the pancreas.

Interventional Endoscopy Procedures

Interventional Endoscopy Procedures

Interventional endoscopy involves several procedures that can diagnose or treat conditions in a minimally invasive manner. These procedures include the following but are not limited to:-

Why is interventional endoscopy used?

Why is interventional endoscopy used?

The doctor can use interventional endoscopy to screen, diagnose, manage and treat the following:-

Esophageal diseases include:-

Gallbladder diseases include:-

Gastric stomach diseases include:-

Pancreatic diseases include:-

Colorectal diseases include:-

Interventional endoscopy is also used to prevent cancer by removing growths (polyps) before they become cancerous.

Apart from all the above, there can be several other interventional endoscopy procedures that the doctor may use depending on the type of need of the patient.